Claire Foy – The Crowning Glory

Claire Elizabeth Foy is a famous English actress. Foy made her acting debut appearing in the pilot episode of the BBC Three series ‘Being Human’ in 2008, when she also appeared in another BBC show ‘Doctors’. She gained prominence for her work in the BBC mini-series ‘Little Dorrit’, in which played the titular role of Amy Dorrit. Foy appeared in main roles in television shows like ‘Upstairs Downstairs’, ‘The Promise’, ‘White Heat’ and ‘Crossbones’. She received critical acclaim for her work in BBC2’s mini-series Wolf Hall in which she portrayed Anne Boleyn which earned her BAFTA nominations.

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Foy gained international recognition in 2016 when she started appearing in the lead role in the Netflix acclaimed series ‘The Crown’ in which she portrays a young Queen Elizabeth II. Foy earned a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her work on the show and has received several other nominations including a BAFTA and a Primetime Emmy nomination. The second season of the show begins airing in December 2017.

Early Life and Education

Foy was born on 16 April 1984 in Stockport, Greater Manchester as the youngest child of her mother Caroline and father David Foy and raised in Manchester and Leeds and Longwick, Buckinghamshire. Her father serves as a sales consultant while her mother is a pharmaceutical company employee. Foy has 2 siblings; a brother named Robert and a sister named Gemma and has Irish ancestry on her mother’s side of the family. When Foy was eight years old, her parents separated.

Foy studied at a girls’ grammar school, The Aylesbury High School. She later attended Liverpool John Moores University where she did learnt drama and screen studies. Foy also enrolled in the Oxford School of Drama from where she completed a year-long course and graduated in 2007.

Career Rise

As a student of the Oxford School of Drama, Foy made her acting debut in plays such as ‘Watership Down’, ‘Top Girls’, ‘Touched’ and ‘Easy Virtue’. She made her television debut in the pilot episode of the BBC Three series ‘Being Human’ in 2008 and later debuted on stage professionally with DNA and The Miracle directed by Paul Miller and staged at the Royal National Theatre, London. Foy gained prominence for starring in the titular role of Amy Dorrit in the BBC mini-series ‘Little Dorrit’, based on the novel of the same name by Charles Dickens which earned her a Royal Television Society nomination.

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Foy made her silver screen debut in 2011 with ‘Season of the Witch’ with Nicolas Cage as her co-star. She received acclaim for her role as Lady Persephone in BBC’s revival of ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ from 2010-2012. She also appeared in the 2011 mini-series ‘The Promise’ that aired on Channel 4. In 2012 and 2014, Foy appeared in lead roles on the shows ‘White Heat’ and ‘Crossbones’ respectively and started portraying Queen Anne Boleyn in the 2015 mini-series ‘Wolf Hall’, which earned a BAFTA nomination for best actress. Foy started appearing in ‘The Crown’ based on the life of a young Queen Elizabeth II in 2016 and received several nominations for her work as the young queen, and won a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award.


Foy met actor Stephen Campbell Moore while working together in the 2011 film ‘The Season of the Witch’. The couple dated for three years and announced their marriage in 2014. Foy and Moore announced the birth of their child, a daughter in March 2015.

Foy was two months pregnant while shooting for the mini-series ‘Wolf Hall’ and took a brief sabbatical after the birth of her daughter. She returned on sets and started shooting for ‘The Crown’ when her daughter was just four months old.

Claire Foy – Net Worth

Foy has an estimated net worth of approximately $4 Million.

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